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  • Host, All Things Considered and Marketplace

    Amy fell in love with radio while serving as the news director at her college station, Northwestern University’s WNUR. After working as a host and show reporter at Milwaukee Public Radio, Amy headed south to be the local voice of "All Things...

  • Reporter/Producer, Morning Edition

    Candace Wheeler is a producer and reporter for Morning Edition at WABE.

    She first got her start in journalism by writing arts and culture stories for her high school student newspaper. She then attended Spelman College, where she majored...

  • Contributing Reporter

    Crystal Edmonson is the Broadcast Editor for the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  Crystal contributes local, in-depth stories about business and the economy to WABE 90.1 FM.

  • Web Producer

    Dan Raby is the digital media specialist for Public Broadcasting Atlanta – which basically means he spends all day creating cool content for the web and mobile devices.

    A public media nerd from an early age, Dan...

  • Director of Radio Production

    David Barasoain is the Director of Radio Production for 90.1 WABE. In this capacity he oversees the production of all locally generated non-news content at Atlanta’s NPR station.

  • Host, Morning Edition

    Denis O'Hayer, the host of Morning Edition, joined WABE in January, 2009 as host of All Things Considered and Marketplace.  Prior to that, Denis covered local affairs, politics and government for 11 years as a political reporter and public...

  • Reporter

    Elly Yu is a reporter at WABE, where she first got her start in public radio as an graduate student intern in 2013. Since then, she’s reported for WNYC, NPR, and Marketplace among others.  In 2014, Elly was awarded with an immigration reporting...

  • Radio Producer

    Erin Wright produces "City Lights" and "Strike Up the Band." After studying viola, German and...

  • Co-Host, Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress

    WABE Closer Look co-host Jim Burress is a proud native of Louisville, Kentucky (and an officially-commissioned Kentucky Colonel). He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Wabash College in Indiana, and a master’s in Mass...

  • Host, Weekend Edition, Producer and Reporter

    One week after his 21st birthday, John Lorinc entered the world of radio at WBHV in State College, Pennsylvania.

    A few months after graduating from Penn State University’s College of Communications, Lorinc returned to his hometown of...

  • Reporter

    Johnny joined WABE in March, 2015. Before joining the station, he was a producer at Georgia Public Broadcasting, and NPR in Washington D.C.

    At NPR, Johnny worked as a producer for "Morning Edition," "Weekend Edition," and "Tell Me More."...

  • Operations Manager, Atlanta PlanIt

    Kimberly Harbrecht is the arts maven of Atlanta PlanIt, Public Broadcasting Atlanta’s arts and culture site. She spends a lot of time behind-the-scenes, working to keep listeners informed about what’s...

  • Lisa Hagen is a reporter at WABE.

    In 2011, Lisa interned and produced videos for the English-language news site for Al-Ahram, in Cairo, Egypt. She’s reported for DNAInfo.com and from Clinton Hill/Ft. Greene Brooklyn for the NYTimes’ “The...

  • Host, City Lights, Second Cup Concert, Serenade, Aubade, ASO Broadcasts and Spivey Soirée

    The distinctive voice of Lois Reitzes has been heard over WABE’s airwaves since 1979. From 1982 to 2015, Lois hosted the weekday morning program "Second Cup Concert," which can now be heard on the WABE Classics HD channel. Since January of 2015...

  • Reporter, Fill-in Host

    Martha Dalton is WABE's education reporter. She came to the station in 2010 after working at CNN Radio. 

    As a former teacher, her favorite stories take her back into classrooms to talk with students and teachers. Martha covers how...

  • Reporter

    Molly Samuel joined WABE as a reporter in November 2014. Before coming on board, she was a science producer and reporter at KQED in San Francisco, where she won awards for her reporting on hydropower and on crude oil.

    Molly was a fellow...

  • Producer

    Myke Johns was hired in 2006 to edit for a few hours a week. Since then, he has run through traffic on Marietta Street

  • Host, Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress

    Rose Scott is an award-winning journalist and co-host of A Closer Look. Most recently Rose was the producer of afternoon news programming ("All Things Considered") on WABE 90.1 FM, the Atlanta National Public Radio affiliate. Scott primarily...

  • Producer

    Stephannie Stokes is a producer at WABE’s features desk. The title, “producer,” can mean a lot of things, but her focus is on telling stories. On WABE, you might hear her reporting about a lesser known part of Atlanta’s history, while another...

  • Reporter

    Tasnim Shamma joined WABE 90.1 FM as a reporter in November 2014. She comes to Atlanta from Charlotte, where she spent more than two years at the NPR member station WFAE. 

    Prior to that, she was a Kroc fellow reporting, writing, editing,...